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Aligning Engineering Education Initiatives For Knowledge Economies: Outcomes Of The Ifees Global Engineering Education Summit

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Initiatives, Partnerships, Teaching Strategies & Collaborative Networks (IUCEE, IFEES, LACCEI.... )

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International

Page Count

16

Page Numbers

14.168.1 - 14.168.16

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https://peer.asee.org/5022

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Maria M. Larrondo Petrie Florida Atlantic University

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Dr. Maria M. Larrondo Petrie is Vice President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, Vice Chair of Engineering for the Americas, Executive Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, and a Board Member of the Women in Engineering Division and the Minorities in Engineering Division of ASEE. She is Professor of Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of Academic and International Affairs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University. Her email is petrie@fau.edu

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Jose Carlos Quadrado Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa

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Dr. Jose Carlos Quadrado is President of the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Portugal. He is Vice President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), and served as Co-Chair of the 2008 IFEES Global Engineering Education Summit held in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the President-Elect of the Iberoamerican Engineering Education Society (ASIBEI).

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Lueny Morell Hewlett-Packard

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Lueny Morell is President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and Vice Chair of Engineering for the Americas (EftA). She is the Director of Engineering Education Innovation of HP Labs Open Innovation Office at Hewlett Packard.

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Hans Hoyer American Society for Engineering Education

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Dr. Hans Jürgen Hoyer is the Executive Secretary of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and the Director for International Programs and Strategy at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Aligning Engineering Education Initiatives for Knowledge Economies: Outcomes of the IFEES Global Engineering Education Summit

Abstract

The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) held its second Global Engineering Education Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2008. The goal of the Summit was to begin aligning the initiatives of the engineering education societies, industries and government agencies around the world to maximize impact on knowledge economies. A five hour workshop specially designed by the World Bank Institute was embedded in the two day Summit to assist the leaders in formulating local and global, long and short term action plans. The highly interactive Summit began with policy makers presenting their perspectives, and was followed by short presentations by engineering education societies and industry leaders highlighting initiatives. The initiatives were grouped under an area of focus in the IFEES Strategic Plan: Infrastructure and Accreditation; Research, Development and Entrepreneurship; Student Success; and Lifelong Learning. This paper presents an analysis and summary of the outcomes of the Summit.

Introduction

The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)1 was created on the 9th of October 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Within days IFEES joined the Organization of American States (OAS), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Engineering for the Americas (EftA), the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), the Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de Ingeniería (ASIBEI), and the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC) in signing the Engineering Education Collaboration Agreement for the Americas2. IFEES has now grown to 52 member societies (see Appendix A) from academia and industry. It held its First IFEES Global Engineering Education Summit in Istanbul, Turkey in 20073. The main outcome of the first Summit, whose theme was Moving from Concept to Action, was the approval of the IFEES 2008-2012 Strategic Plan3. The Founding President Claudio Borri challenged IFEES members to try to answer the question: “How can education in Science and Technology help to reduce poverty to boost socio- economic development and to take the right decisions for a sustainable and environmentally compatible development?”

This question became the cornerstone of this first Strategic Plan and helped delineate the core values of IFEES: Promoting engineering education excellence globally Supporting IFEES member excellence Caring about our communities and our environment Promoting culture of community building and strong collaboration among members and other appropriate stake holders Fostering cultural awareness and diversity among its stakeholders

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